Characteristics of Predatory Publishers and Authors

Open Access Asia has developed a comprehensive list of characteristics to assist researchers in identifying predatory publishers and to help publishers recognize predatory authors. These entities often engage in unethical practices that compromise the integrity of scholarly publishing.

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Principles of Transparency

The Principles of Transparency and Best Practices in Scholarly Publishing serves as a critical tool in the ongoing battle against predatory publications. By establishing clear guidelines and standards for ethical publishing conduct, these principles empower authors, reviewers, editors, and publishers to distinguish reputable journals from predatory ones.

Name of Journal

The journal name should be unique and not easily confused with others. It should not mislead potential authors...

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Journal's Website

Websites must be properly maintained and supported, with a focus on security measures to protect users from...

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Publishing Schedule

The publishing frequency of a journal must be clearly defined and adhered to unless there are exceptional...

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A journal should clearly indicate its plan for electronic backup and long-term digital preservation of the journal...

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The copyright terms for published content must be stated clearly, both on the website and within the content itself...

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The website should clearly describe licensing information, including the licensing terms indicated on the full text...

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Advisory Board

Ensuring that the indexing process is fair, comprehensive, and relevant to the needs of the academic community.

Dr. Gazi Mahabubul Alam
Professor, Department of Foundation of Education, Faculty of Educational Studies, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang 43300, Selangor, Malaysia
Dr. Mukesh Singh Sikarwar
Professor, College of Pharmacy, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, UP, India
Dr. Jyh-Woei Lin
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Tainan, Taiwan
Dr. Mohammad Arif Kamal
Associate Professor, Architecture Section Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh – 202002, India

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